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Abilene’s Winter Lightfest shines in new ways for 2022

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KACU’s Heather Claborn spoke with Vice President and CFO of the United Way of Abilene Greg Wilson about all that families can expect, including some new experiences and features.

More than 57,000 people walked through the United Way of Abilene’s Winter Lightfest last year. A couple of rainy days delayed plans for a few folks this year. But people come from all over the region to enjoy the more than three million lights along a newly paved path in northeast Abilene.

Organizers have even added a special “Bark in the Park” time for people to bring their dogs to the path. On Monday December 19th, people will be welcome to bring leashed dogs, with the purchase of a youth-priced ticket for the dog.

Heather Claborn joined KACU as news director in January 2018. She oversees daily newscast and feature reporting and works with KACU’s news anchors to develop newscasts. She also conducts two-way interviews, reports for newscast and feature stories and maintains the station’s social media and website content. In 2020, Claborn helped staff develop the daily newsletter that is delivered by email.